Trevor Potter Comments on Bill to Close Digital Political Advertisement Loopholes
Lawmakers and transparency groups announced legislation Wednesday meant to close digital political advertisement loopholes that enabled Russian actors to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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The bill was introduced with the backing of several campaign finance watchdogs. In a conference call Wednesday, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) President Trevor Potter, a former Republican FEC commissioner, said the bill would give “voters, journalists, and law enforcement officers important tools to help root out illegal foreign activity.”
Trevor Potter is also a Member of the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Lawmakers Seek to Curb Foreign Influence by Closing Online Political Ad Loopholes” by Karl Evers-Hillstrom for OpenSecrets News.